Originally from New Zealand, based in Ireland since 2008. Credits: UNITED FALL (Meryl Tankard Australian Dance Theatre); GIRL SONG (Meryl Tankard Australian Dance Theatre); DTF 2017 (Meryl Tankard Australian Dance Theatre); TUNDRA (Meryl Tankard Australian Dance Theatre); DOGS (Meryl Tankard Australian Dance Theatre); LISTOWEL SYNDROME (Meryl Tankard Australian Dance Theatre); MERRY.GO.ROUND by Maria Nilsson Waller; DDF 2016 by Maria Nilsson Waller; THESE ROOMS (ANU /CoisCéim Dance Theatre); DTF 2016 (ANU /CoisCéim Dance Theatre); BODY LANGUAGE 101 (CoisCéim Dance Theatre); AGNES (CoisCéim Dance Theatre); DANCE TALKING (CoisCéim Dance Theatre); WRONGHEADED (Liz Roche Company); BASTARD AMBER(Liz Roche Company); BODY AND FORGETTING (Liz Roche Company); FAST PORTRAITS (Liz Roche Company); SECONDARY SOURCES (Liz Roche Company); DUSK AHEAD (Junk Ensemble); BIRD WITH BOY (Junk Ensemble); SOMETIMES WE BREAK (Junk Ensemble); WAY BACK HOME by Louise White; PROMPTED BREATHLESS by Liv O’Donoghue; THE WAY WE MET by Liv O’Donoghue. Justine’s own work, FOLDS OF THE CRANE, was part of Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival 2015 and Dublin Dance Festival 2016.
Ivonne is originally from Germany, where she studied at Heinz Bosl Stiftung Ballet Academy and later on at the Iwanson School of Contemporary Dance. With her unique style and movement, as well as elaborate collaboration with choreographers during the development of each piece, she has carved a niche for herself and received international acclaim, including the Isadora Award in 2010 for the most promising young dancer. Ivonne made her professional debut with TIK Theatre in Kempten, where she displayed her creativity and innovation in choreographer Jochen Heckmann’s work. Although currently based in London, she travels extensively both with shows and to draw inspiration for her work. Recent Credits: INVITATION TO A JOURNEY (CoisCéim Dance Theatre); and THE WOLF AND PETER (Sydney Opera House) by David Bolger.
Emma O’Kane is a freelance dancer and choreographer. She trained at the Perm State Choreographic Academy, Russia. Emma has been a member of CoisCéim Dance Theatre since 2001 and recently toured Australia with THE WOLF AND PETER. Dance Europe voted Emma Outstanding Dancer Of The Year for her performance in CoisCéim’s production of FAUN. Recent credits include THE SIN EATERS (Anu Productions) at Dublin Theatre Festival. Other performance credits include THESE ROOMS & FALLING OUT OF STANDING (Anu/CoisCéim); CENTENARY (RTÉ); and THE DEAD (Abbey Theatre). Her solo, 160 VOICES, was commissioned by the GPO Public Art Commission as part of EMBODIED (Dublin Dance Festival). She choreographed SILENT MOVES, a film by Aideen Barry; IGNITE! MAYO, which won Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks 2015. Other choreographic credits: UNDERNEATH (Fishamble); JOCKEY; BEES!; FARM; and CARE (Willfredd Theatre); THE CHILEAN TRILOGY (Prime Cut Productions); ANGEL MEADOW; LAUNDRY; BASIN (Anu Productions); and THE BALLET RUSE (co-created with Muirne Bloomer). She has worked with director Oonagh Kearney on two award-winning dance films: HER MOTHER’S DAUGHTERS, a dance short part of RTE’s DANCE ON THE BOX; and THE WAKE, recently aired on RTE 2 Shortscreen. She is a member of Project Arts Centre and has an MA in Dance from the University of Limerick.
Jack is an award-winning dancer and choreographer who, for over a decade, has worked and performed as a dancer and performer internationally with numerous companies and choreographers. Recent Credits: LADY MACBETH:UNSEX ME HERE (Kally Lloyd Jones/Company Chordelia); GRAVITY FATIGUE (Sadler’s Wells, London) by world renowned fashion designer Hussein Chalayan and choreographer Damien Jalet; and appearance in the centenary edition of British Vogue for Hussein Chalayan, photographed by Tim Walker. Other companies include Croiglan Integrated Dance (David Bolger and Adam Benjamin); David Hughes Dance Scotland (Kylie Walters); the Curve Foundation Dance Company (Hofesh Schecter, Jonathan Watkins, Henri Oguike and Morgan Temple); Alan Greig Dance Theatre; Jose Vidal Company; Dance Theatre Luxembourg; Company Chordelia Dance Theatre; Lucy Suggate; Arthur Pita; Charles Linehan; Ben Wright; Simon Vincenzi; and Matthew Hawkins, amongst others. TV and film appearances: CENTENARY (RTE) with choreography David Bolger; and SUNSHINE ON LEITH with choreography by Arthur Pita. Jack is one of Scotland’s leading choreographers and his work has toured extensively and internationally to critical and audience acclaim. Recent projects: commissions for Scottish Ballet; BBC Scotland and co-productions with Tramway; Glasgow and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art; Gateshead. From 2016-17 Jack was an associate-artist at Tramway, Glasgow. In 2016 won the ‘One to Watch’ award from the Sunday Herald Scottish Culture Awards and was nominated for ‘Best Dance Performer’.
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